ORG LP786 - The Psychology of Racism and Discrimination

(Credits: 3)

Categorizing individuals based on race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation has interfered with basic human understanding and interactions across these artificial boundaries. In this course we will examine stereotyping, prejudice, systems of privilege, and the institutionalized discrimination that help maintain racism, heterosexism, classism and the psychological ramifications on individuals and society. Major emphasis of study will be on people with disabilities, Native American, African American, Latino/a Americans, and LGBTQ populations. Dialogic and systemic change interventions will be explored to arm students with theory as well as practice competencies to aid them in their work with organizations.